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May 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
James Orthwein officially became the majority owner of the New England Patriots on Monday when he purchased the 51% share of the club previously held by Victor Kiam, then reassured fans that he has no plans to move the team. Orthwein closed the deal with Kiam in St. Louis--where he is involved in an effort to bring an expansion team to the city.
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May 30, 1993 | CHRIS MORTENSEN, THE SPORTING NEWS
Consider that James Orthwein paid about $110 million for the New England Patriots last year. As owner-in-waiting of the St. Louis expansion group, Orthwein will have to pay $140 million for a new franchise. As owner of the Patriots, Orthwein has Coach Bill Parcells and quarterback Drew Bledsoe. The St. Louis group has no idea who will be its coach. And, at this point, it's hard to know if a young, "franchise" quarterback will be available in the '95 draft. What would you do?
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May 30, 1993 | CHRIS MORTENSEN, THE SPORTING NEWS
Consider that James Orthwein paid about $110 million for the New England Patriots last year. As owner-in-waiting of the St. Louis expansion group, Orthwein will have to pay $140 million for a new franchise. As owner of the Patriots, Orthwein has Coach Bill Parcells and quarterback Drew Bledsoe. The St. Louis group has no idea who will be its coach. And, at this point, it's hard to know if a young, "franchise" quarterback will be available in the '95 draft. What would you do?
SPORTS
May 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
James Orthwein officially became the majority owner of the New England Patriots on Monday when he purchased the 51% share of the club previously held by Victor Kiam, then reassured fans that he has no plans to move the team. Orthwein closed the deal with Kiam in St. Louis--where he is involved in an effort to bring an expansion team to the city.
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September 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Offensive guard Eric Moore of the New York Giants, who pleaded guilty to possessing steroids, avoided prison when a federal judge in Atlanta sentenced him to three years probation. . . . James Orthwein, owner of the New England Patriots, is stepping down as chairman and majority owner of a St. Louis group seeking an NFL franchise and is beginning negotiations to sell the Patriots. . . .
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March 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
New England Patriots majority owner Victor Kiam agreed to sell his 51% interest in the franchise. Kiam has accepted an offer from investment counselor James Busch Orthwein of St. Louis, according to a statement released by Walter L. Metcalfe Jr., Orthwein's lawyer.
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January 9, 1993 | From Associated Press
Dick MacPherson was fired as coach of the New England Patriots on Friday night, two years and a day after taking the job he called a "limitless" opportunity. "I dreamed of coming here and putting this thing together," he said at a news conference. "I didn't stop dreaming until right now." The move came after a day of discussions between attorneys for MacPherson and for team owner James Orthwein concerning a financial settlement. MacPherson had three years left on his guaranteed contract.
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June 23, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eddie Johnston, who changed hockey history by drafting Mario Lemieux, ended a 10-year coaching layoff by returning Tuesday to the two-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. "I want to win another Stanley Cup and this is the place," Johnston said. "The challenge is tremendous, but I wanted to be the coach." Johnston, 57, a longtime NHL player, coach and general manager, inherits from Scotty Bowman a team many consider the best in hockey.
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November 30, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 260 miles southwest of here tonight, on the cobblestone streets of a renovated warehouse district on the Mississippi River, some people are planning a party. There will be fireworks, a stage full of dignitaries and banners, saying, "St. Louis Welcomes The NFL." And you thought there was still some suspense left in the pro football expansion race, which concludes today when owners vote on a 30th team to begin play in 1995 with fellow newcomer Charlotte.
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November 28, 1993 | GREG GARBER, HARTFORD COURANT
As National Football League owners prepare for a meeting Tuesday in Chicago that will produce the second and final expansion franchise, the expected sale of the New England Patriots has sparked a great deal of behind-the-scenes maneuvering.
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